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August 19, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Eco chic: Paint pigments come from ancient source

By Bree Coven Brown / Special to Sunday Market

Earth-Paint_0817_500Mix up some paint so earth-friendly it’s actually made from earth.

Earth Paint Eco-Friendly Paint Kits, made in Ashland, Ore., are 100 percent nontoxic and organic. In a return to ancient traditions, clay soils are dried in the sun, and then ground into fine powder to create rich pigments.

These are mixed with water or walnut oil to create a creamy, tempera-style paint.

Each kit contains six pigments in post-consumer recycled and biodegradable packaging.

$3–$40 at naturalearthpaint.com and Clover (Ballard) 

 

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